FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has expressed his dissatisfaction following former team-mate Luis Suarez move to rivals Atletico Madrid.
Uruguayan striker pens a two-year deal with Rojiblanco after having completed successfully his medical. However, Lionel Messi reacted on an Instagram post with a touching tribute to the 33-year-old.
Suarez and Messi shared the locker room together for six seasons after ex-Ajax Amsterdam forward left Premier League giants Liverpool to Nou Camp outfit in 2014 in a deal worth €84m.
“You deserved a fitting farewell for the person that you are: one of the best players in the club’s history, having achieved incredible things both individually and collectively,” Lionel Messi wrote on Instagram.
“You didn’t deserve to be pushed out the way they did, but the truth is nothing surprises me any more” Leo added.
Moreover, he confessed to have gradually accepted the news of Suarez’s exit. Saying it will be difficult facing him and seeing him wearing another jersey.
“I was gradually accepting it, but when I got into the dressing room today, how hard it’s going to be to no longer have you around in the day-to-day on and off the pitch really dawned on me.
“We’re going to miss you so much. It’s been so many years, so many mates (a tea-like drink), lunches, dinners… There are so many things that will never be forgotten after being together every day.
“It will be strange to see you in another kit and even more so to play against you…
“I wish you all the best for your new challenge. Sending love to you and your family. See you soon, mate.” the six-time Ballon d’or winner concluded.